Setting Intentions

New Years are opportunities to check in with yourself, to take stock and do some reflection and to also set intentions. But I am not a fan of "new years resolutions" which often come from a place of self-judgement, self-criticism and self-restraint. These resolutions often set us up to be hard on ourselves.

Rather than setting a resolution, I see each New Year - and each new month in the Jewish calendar - as good times to set intentions. Living in alignment with the cycles around the sun, and each cycle of the moon, can be very powerful and help us feel more centered and grounded in our lives. Each new year or each new moon gives us a chance to either recommit to an intention you set earlier or set a new intention.

The Hebrew word for intention is kavannah, which comes from the verb l'kavven, which means to direct your heart. So my question for you this year, is how do you want to direct your heart? How do you want to feel in your day-to-day life? How do you want to be? What are your core desired feelings? And then once you have identified those words and ideas, let yourself make decisions and choose from there.

Let your intentions direct your thoughts and actions.

What are you intentions for 2019?

I'd love to hear what your intentions are for this year.

If you need any help, guidance, or support on identifying your intentions or creating a life where you can live directly from your intentions, please reach out! I am working with private clients for spiritual coaching and learning, as well as launching new workshops and classes this year designed to nourish and support you in body, mind, and soul.

With warmest wishes and Blessings,

Rabbi Sarah